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Criminology is the scientific study of crime and criminals. In year 1, you will study the psychological and sociological theories of crime as well as how crime is perceived in society and the impact of the media and crime statistics. In year 2, you will investigate the different techniques used in a criminal investigation such as forensics, policing and the judiciary process. You will also consider the effectiveness of different strategies used to reduce criminality from custodial sentences and the impact of community orders. This applied general qualification is a WJEC Level 3 Diploma (equivalent to one full A-Level). You will be assessed through written exams and controlled assessment.

Please see the specific entry requirements for A Levels at South Devon College: 6 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above including English and maths. Of these, at least two passes must be at grade 6 or above. Individual subjects may specify which GCSEs are required at grade 6.

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“I had a brilliant time on my course; I worked with lots of different young people, including people who had been excluded from school and victims of bullying and social exclusion. I learnt how to deal with challenging behaviour and conflict, which helped me gain a job teaching in a pupil referral unit.”Cian Lamoon

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

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